BBC Sport - Ronnie O'Sullivan was offered 'a lot of money' to fix match

O'Sullivan refused to fix a match

Five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says he was once offered "a lot of money" to throw a snooker match.

"I couldn't do it," the 39-year-old told The Clare Balding Show. "It's your sport, you love your sport.

"They smell it anyway. The risk is just not worth taking and I couldn't live with myself if I got involved in that."

The Englishman said the 12-year ban given to Stephen Lee in 2013 after he was found guilty of match-fixing has helped "stamp out" the problem in snooker.

"I don't think it'll go on in snooker any more because they really made an example of Stephen Lee," he added.

Watch The Clare Balding Show on BBC Two on Friday, 19 June from 22:00-22:30 BST (23:25-23:55 BST on BBC Two Wales).

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